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Randy Graff

 
Date Of Death:
August 08, 2022 (???)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
Randy Graff’s truly bi-coastal career has taken her from the Broadway stage to the Hollywood sound stage, as well as to film and television studios in New York and Los Angeles. In the process she has garnered a Tony and Drama Desk Award for her performance in CITY OF ANGELS, as well as Outer ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 23, 1955
Date of Death: August 08, 2022 (0)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
Randy Graff’s truly bi-coastal career has taken her from the Broadway stage to the Hollywood sound stage, as well as to film and television studios in New York and Los Angeles. In the process she has garnered a Tony and Drama Desk Award for her performance in CITY OF ANGELS, as well as Outer ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Elaine Young
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Off-Broadway Original Production, 2016
Frieda Cohen
  [Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Productions, 2011
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Summer Stars Revival, 2008
Meg Boyd
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Golde
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Narrator/Woman
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Mrs. Peachum
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Countess Charlotte Malcolm
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Sophie
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Sophie
Sophie
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Millie
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Kay Cram
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Liz Imbrie
  [Broadway]
1995
Rosalind
  [Broadway]
1993
Carol
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Trina [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Donna
Oolie
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1988
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1984
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1982
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Hostage/Newswoman/Bystander/Teri Sterling/Lab Coat #2/Backup Girl/Sunflower/Stenographer/Script Girl [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Rosalia
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1978
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Jan (Understudy) [Replacement]
Miss Lynch (Understudy) [Replacement]
Betty Rizzo (Understudy) [Replacement]
Frenchy (Understudy) [Replacement]
Marty (Understudy) [Replacement]
Cha-Cha Di Gregorio (Understudy) [Replacement]
Sandy Dumbrowski (Understudy) [Replacement]
Patty Simcox (Understudy) [Replacement]

Photos

Chasten Harmon, Randy Graff, Billy Crystal, Shoshana Bean and David Paymer Photo

Chasten Harmon, Randy Graff, Billy Crystal, Shoshana Bean and David Paymer

From: 
Date:
07/10/2022
Chasten Harmon, David Paymer, Shoshana Bean, Billy Crystal, Randy Graff, Jorsan Gelbe Photo

Chasten Harmon, David Paymer, Shoshana Bean, Billy Crystal, Randy Graff, Jorsan Gelber, Malinda Hull and Brian Gonzales

From: 
Date:
05/20/2022
David Paymer, Billy Crystal, Randy Graff, Shoshana Bean, Chasten Harmon pose with the Photo

David Paymer, Billy Crystal, Randy Graff, Shoshana Bean, Chasten Harmon pose with the Cast, Crew and Creative Team

From: 
Date:
04/28/2022
Henry Gainza, Shoshana Bean, Tatiana Weschler, Brian Gonzales, Randy Graff, Billy Cry Photo

Henry Gainza, Shoshana Bean, Tatiana Weschler, Brian Gonzales, Randy Graff, Billy Crystal, Mylinda Hull, David Paymer, Jordan Gelber, Chasten Harmon, Tari Kelly and Stephen DeRosa

From: 
Date:
04/28/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Elaine Young

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Off-Broadway Original Production, 2016
Frieda Cohen

  [Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Productions, 2011
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Summer Stars Revival, 2008
Meg Boyd

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Golde

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Narrator/Woman

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Mrs. Peachum

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Countess Charlotte Malcolm

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Sophie

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Sophie

Sophie

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Millie

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Kay Cram

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Liz Imbrie

  [Broadway]
1995
Rosalind

  [Broadway]
1993
Carol

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Trina [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Donna

Oolie

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1988
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1984
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1982
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Hostage/Newswoman/Bystander/Teri Sterling/Lab Coat #2/Backup Girl/Sunflower/Stenographer/Script Girl [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Rosalia

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1978
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Jan (Understudy) [Replacement]

Miss Lynch (Understudy) [Replacement]

Betty Rizzo (Understudy) [Replacement]

Frenchy (Understudy) [Replacement]

Marty (Understudy) [Replacement]

Cha-Cha Di Gregorio (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sandy Dumbrowski (Understudy) [Replacement]

Patty Simcox (Understudy) [Replacement]

Randy Graff Biography

Randy Graff’s truly bi-coastal career has taken her from the Broadway stage to the Hollywood sound stage, as well as to film and television studios in New York and Los Angeles. In the process she has garnered a Tony and Drama Desk Award for her performance in CITY OF ANGELS, as well as Outer Critic’s Circle, Drama Desk and Tony Award Nominations for her starring role in A CLASS ACT. Ms. Graff had the distinction of creating the role of Fantine in the original Broadway production of LES MISERABLES for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination. Her work for playwright Neil Simon includes LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR opposite Nathan Lane and HOTEL SUITE for the prestigious Roundabout Theater Company. Other Broadway starring roles include FALSETTOS, HIGH SOCIETY, and sharing the stage with Carol Burnett in MOON OVER BUFFALO. She co starred with Alfred Molina in the most recent Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and received a Best Actress Drama League Nomination and Outer Critic’s Circle Nomination. Her Off Broadway work includes Paula Vogel’s THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME at the Vineyard Theater for which she received a Drama League Nomination, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD for Primary Stages, DO RE MI also starring Nathan Lane for City Center Encores!, DAMN YANKEES with Sean Hayes for ENCORES! SUMMER STARS and the original production of A ..MY NAME IS ALICE at the Village Gate.

Her solo concert work includes THE BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS CONCERT FOR LINCOLN CENTER, CY COLEMAN AND FRIENDS WITH THE KENNEDY CENTER ORCHESTRA, and guest soloist with JOHN Mc DANIEL and the INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY.

Ms. Graff has performed literally from coast to coast in regional theaters including Hartford Stage, New Jersey’s McCarter Theater, San Diego’s Old Globe where she portrayed legendary columnist Ann Lander’s as THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS (a one woman show) and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. where she proudly portrayed the countess in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in the world renown Sondheim festival in 2002.

Randy’s television and film work includes LEARNING TO DRIVE (with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley) NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY, CASHMERE MAFIA, LAW AND ORDER, MAD ABOUT YOU, MOON OVER BROADWAY, KEYS TO TULSA, RENT, and guest appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Johnny Carson and ROSIE O’DONNELL. She can be heard on the original cast albums of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2004 revival), A CLASS ACT, CITY OF ANGELS, LES MISERABLES, DO RE MI, HIGH SOCIETY, BROADWAY SCENE STEALERS : THE WOMEN, ULTIMATE BROADWAY 2 and DOING SOMETHING RIGHT- RANDY GRAFF SINGS CY COLEMAN, her solo CD.

Randy Graff Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Randy Graff, The Babylon Line
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Randy Graff, The Babylon Line
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Randy Graff, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Randy Graff, A Class Act
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Randy Graff, A Class Act
 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Randy Graff, A Class Act
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Randy Graff , A Class Act
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Randy Graff, City of Angels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actress - Musical
Randy Graff, City of Angels
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Randy Graff, City of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Randy Graff, City of Angels
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production
Randy GraffLes Miserables

Randy Graff News

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Will Close On Broadway In September Photo MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Will Close On Broadway In September
by Grace Cutler - Jul 17, 2022

The Tony-nominated musical comedy, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal, will play through its announced on-sale date and will conclude its Broadway run on September 4, 2022.

Photos: Governor Kathy Hochul Visits MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Photo Photos: Governor Kathy Hochul Visits MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul paid a visit to MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Thursday, July 14. Check out photos of the governor with the cast here!

Photos: Go Inside Broadway Barks with Bernadette Peters & More! Photo Photos: Go Inside Broadway Barks with Bernadette Peters & More!
by Bruce Glikas - Jul 10, 2022

Over the past 23 years, more than 2,000 cats and dogs have stolen Broadway's spotlight and the hearts of all who come to Broadway Barks, which returned to Shubert Alley for the 24th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event, the first in-person event since 2018. Check out photos from inside Broadway Barks 2022!

Photos: Robert De Niro Visits Billy Crystal at MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Photo Photos: Robert De Niro Visits Billy Crystal at MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
by Bruce Glikas - Jul 8, 2022

Robert De Niro recently stopped by Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway to pay a visit to Billy Crystal. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the two stars backstage here!

Hugh Jackman, Alex Brightman, Ramin Karimloo, and Many More Set For BROADWAY BARKS Photo Hugh Jackman, Alex Brightman, Ramin Karimloo, and Many More Set For BROADWAY BARKS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Broadway Barks returns to Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 for the 24th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event, the first in-person event since 2018. Learn more about who will be attending this year's event!

Album Review: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Original Cast Album Is Classic Musical Comedy Well R Photo Album Review: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Original Cast Album Is Classic Musical Comedy Well Recorded And Released
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 21, 2022

Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals has released a well-produced cast recording of the musical comedy that has audiences howling on 41st Street.

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Performs 'There's A Chance' from MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; Cast Record Photo VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Performs 'There's A Chance' from MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; Cast Recording Available Today!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Mr. Saturday Night, starring Billy Crystal, is now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide. In honor of the album release, a new music video featuring Tony Award nominee Shoshana Bean's performance of ‚ÄúThere's a Chance‚ÄĚ was also released, and we've got both!

VIDEO: The Broadway Boys Join Shoshana Bean For 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SA Photo VIDEO: The Broadway Boys Join Shoshana Bean For 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The Broadway Boys have shared their latest collaboration, this time joining Shoshana Bean for a remix of 'Maybe It Starts With Me' from Mr. Saturday Night. The video, which features Bean's performance on the TODAY Show, features Brad Greer, Nick Cartell, Jamarice Daughtry, Jesse Nager, and Michael Williams.

Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2022 - Where to Watch TREVOR: THE MUSICAL & More New R Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2022 - Where to Watch TREVOR: THE MUSICAL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jun 4, 2022

This May, Broadway fans can rejoice with new cast recordings, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ filmed capture of Trevor: the Musical to Glee making its return to streaming services, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Performances Cancelled for Today, May 28th Due to Covid-19 Within  Photo MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Performances Cancelled for Today, May 28th Due to Covid-19 Within the Cast
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

The Broadway production of Mr. Saturday Night has cancelled performances for today, May 28th, 2022, as Billy Crystal has tested positive for Covid-19. In an Instagram post announcement, the show's team writes, 'Today’s performances at 2PM and 8PM are canceled. Billy Crystal tested positive for Covid-19 prior to today’s performance of Mr. Saturday Night, despite strict adherence to health and safety protocols. A second test has confirmed this diagnosis.' 

Randy Graff Videos

VIDEO: The Broadway Boys Join Shoshana Bean For 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SA VideoVIDEO: The Broadway Boys Join Shoshana Bean For 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The Broadway Boys have shared their latest collaboration, this time joining Shoshana Bean for a remix of 'Maybe It Starts With Me' from Mr. Saturday Night. The video, which features Bean's performance on the TODAY Show, features Brad Greer, Nick Cartell, Jamarice Daughtry, Jesse Nager, and Michael Williams.

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Reveals Why He Prefers Broadway Opening Nights Over Film Premier VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Reveals Why He Prefers Broadway Opening Nights Over Film Premieres on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - May 24, 2022

Billy Crystal sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss how he had to sit through six hours of makeup every day before shooting the film version of Mr. Saturday Night, how the audiences have been receiving the show, and why he enjoys Broadway opening nights over film premieres.

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen H VideoMR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen Here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals has announced that Mr. Saturday Night (Original Broadway Cast Recording), starring Billy Crystal, will be released on June 10 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Discusses Embracing His Age in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on THE VEIW VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Discusses Embracing His Age in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on THE VEIW
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

Billy Crystal sat down on The View this morning to discuss his Tony-Nominated performance in Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway. Crystal also discussed the importance of his four grandchildren attending the production's opening night. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Performs 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on TO VideoVIDEO: Shoshana Bean Performs 'Maybe It Starts With Me' From MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on TODAY
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

Shoshana Bean took to the stage on the TODAY Show this morning to perform 'Maybe It Starts With Me' from Mr. Saturday Night as part of TODAY's Best of Broadway Week. The song is from Jason Robert Brown and Amanda Green's new score for Mr. Saturday Night, which features Bill Crystal reprising his role from the original 1992 film.

VIDEO: Billy Crystal on How Starring in His First Broadway Musical in MR. SATURDAY NI VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal on How Starring in His First Broadway Musical in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on TODAY
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

To kick off the TODAY Show's Best of Broadway Week, Billy Crystal sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss starring in his first-ever Broadway musical in Mr. Saturday Night. Crystal is known for his extensive films, television, and comedy career. The Tony and Emmy-winner has also hosted the Oscars nine times and is a frequent host on Saturday Night Live.

VIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MR. SATURDAY NIGHT VideoVIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, Mr. Saturday Night officially opened on Broadway last night at the Nederlander Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there for the star-studded red carpet arrivals! Go inside the big night with stars and stage and screen below!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT officially opened last night, Wednesday, April 27th and BroadwayWorld has your first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Critics Choice Awards VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Critics Choice Awards
by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022

Ahead of his Broadway return in Mr. Saturday Night, Billy Crystal accepted the Lfetime Achievement Award at last night's Critics Choice Awards. Mr. Crystal returns to the role of Buddy Young Jr., which he portrayed in the original 1992 Columbia Pictures film of the same name, now starring alongside Shoshana Beane, Randy Graff, and more.

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Returning to Broadway in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on KIMMEL VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Returning to Broadway in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on KIMMEL
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Billy Crystal sat down with Jimmy Kimmel last night to discuss returning to Broadway in a musical adaptino of his film, Mr. Saturday Night. He touched on Mel Brooks offering him a role in The Producers on Broadway, the best part of doing a Broadway show, and more. Watch the new interview now!


Randy Graff Frequently Asked Questions

What is Randy Graff next theatre project?
Randy Graff's next show will be Mr. Saturday Night which opens on 4/27/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Randy Graff been in?
Randy Graff has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Randy Graff been in?
Randy Graff has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Randy Graff been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Babylon Line , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for The Babylon Line , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Class Act , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Class Act , Outstanding Featured Actress (The Lortels) for A Class Act , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Class Act , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for City of Angels Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels and Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Les Miserables .

What awards has Randy Graff won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for The Babylon Line, Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Class Act, Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for City of Angelsand Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels.